Saturday, 3 November 2007

Belleville Rendez-vous

Belleville Rendez-vous (aka Les Triplettes de Belleville) is without doubt one of the most bizarre yet original cartoons to emerge from France. Only in that country could you produce a film about a septuagenarian triplet singing group, the tour de France, mafia kidnappings and a dog.

The soundtrack for the film by Canadian guitarist Ben Charest is great fun and mixes songs and instrumentals that hint at Benny Goodman, Django Reinhardt, Lalo Schifrin, Surf Music, French Chansons, Musique Concrete, Jacques Louissier to name but a few. C'est magnifique

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